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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Soham

At what point does exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Soham and am I required to attend the solicitors branch?

If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Soham you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend supply a nationwide conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the conveyancer to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Soham)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the primary cause of stalling in Soham conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Soham.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Soham?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Soham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Soham I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Soham for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Soham and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Soham. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Soham area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Soham. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

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